Haryana: Doctor Rajiv Gupta shot dead in Karnal, opposition slams BJP government

Haryana: Doctor Rajiv Gupta shot dead in Karnal, opposition slams BJP government

NEW DELHI: A 56-year-old doctor was shot dead by three motorcycle-borne persons here, the Haryana Police said on Sunday.nnRajiv Gupta, who owned a hospital, was shot when he was going towards a market in his car on Saturday and he succumbed to injuries at a hospital, police said.nnFollowing the incident, opposition Congress slammed the BJP government in the state, alleging that it had failed to ensure the safety of its citizens.nnThree people, who had covered their faces, stopped the motorcycle in front of the doctor’s SUV and fired at him. Two of three bullets hit Gupta, police said.nnGupta was attacked when he along with his driver were going towards Chaura Bazaar, they said.nnEight police teams have been formed to investigate the matter, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava said Sunday, asserting that those behind the incident will be nabbed soon.nnPolice have also detained several persons in connection with the case, the DGP said.nnInvestigations are on and we have got some important leads which are being worked out. All possible angles are being looked into. We are pursuing the leads and are hopeful of success, Yadava, who inspected the crime scene on Sunday, said.nn”First we have to find out who are the criminals. Our teams are working on it and we are trying our best, he said, adding that the motive of the crime is still not clear.nnThe Karnal assembly segment is represented by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and opposition parties slammed his government for the incident, claiming that the law and order has collapsed in the state.nnSenior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala lashed out at the BJP government in the state, accusing it of having failed in ensuring the safety of people.nnCriminals are ruling the roost in Karnal and law and order situation has collapsed, Surjewala tweeted.nnSenior INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala has also condemned the incident.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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